“America.” Can you just hear it ringing from this photo? Good, because it is.
Since 2013, Circuit of The Americas has hosted a mega race weekend in September that combines two big IMSA series with FIA World Endurance Championship. Fans are treated to a long weekend, packed full of epic racing and a great deal of Texas heat and humidity.
Magnus Racing broke their usual jolly character after Virginia International Raceway to point out how asinine it was that they were excluded from the race results. Part of their car was bent just 1 mm too hellaflush after contact with another car and they lost a third-place finish over it. PSA: they’re still unhappy.
After watching two NASCAR drivers brawl following the messiest trucks finish ever, it’s almost more surprising when a driver gets in trouble for acting out than when they don’t. Risi Competizione Ferrari driver and part-time DJ Giancarlo Fisichella was placed on probation for his post-race temper tantrum at Virginia…
Yet another vehicle that is supposed to carry a Mazda Prototype encountered big trouble this weekend. The same team whose car was too low to tow yesterday had their hauler’s ramp crushed by one of Circuit of the Americas’ parking shuttles.
There is one weekend in the United States where you can see the cars from Le Mans up close and in person, and we’re there. Between the World Endurance Championship and a boatload of IMSA’s sportscar series, there are so many rad cars here that it’s easy to just lose yourself in the madness.
The new Ford GT is perhaps best known for winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in its first year. It was built for Le Mans and it did well there. But it’s less than ideal for some of the other circuits on its schedule, and its American team must make the car work after being slowed down to be competitive with other…
Sorry, guys. Isettas aren’t approved to run in WTSC. You’re going to need to keep all three wheels on your BMW.
If you tune into the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race this weekend, you’ll notice only one Porsche 911 GT3 R in the GT Daytona class instead of the expected three. The Porsche GTD teams are fuming mad, including one owned by the founder of the series’ biggest sponsor.
Let’s just call this car a custom build. It was customized by speed.
The pro-am Prototype Challenge class will spin off track for good in 2018, per IMSA. A series of changes announced today will leave the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship with only three classes and IMSA with only one open-cockpit car still racing in all seven of their series.
Last weekend’s combination of IMSA GT Le Mans, Prototype Challenge, GT Daytona and a gorgeous summer Saturday at Lime Rock Park equaled one of the best racing weekends the Northeast had to offer. I was there snapping photos—one of the best views there is—and here’s what I saw.
We’re out at Lime Rock Park for the IMSA races this weekend and we recently joined a cool mobile-phone app, which means that we’re venturing into the world of Snapchat and bringing the fun straight to our “jalopnikdotcom” account.
The hotly contested GTLM class—the top GT class in American endurance racing—makes its triumphant return to Lime Rock Park this afternoon. Here’s a Porsche blasting through the Connecticut woods, as it should be. Today’s race starts at 3:00 p.m. ET on Fox.
This is the story of why one of the most dominant race cars of the modern era, the IMSA GTO Audi 90 Quattro, had a little doll that mooned other racers.
Happy Independence Day! Here’s all the America you could possibly want, in all the patriotic liveries that showed up to race during the 6 Hours of the Glen weekend at Watkins Glen. We’ll be back to our regular programming tomorrow, but for now, enjoy the holiday and be careful with those fireworks.
If there’s anyone who knows his way around a fast Ferrari, it’s Jeff Segal. So, because it’s the week of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, we’ve got him with us live from Circuit de la Sarthe. What’s that like? Do the teams bring extra-strong espresso? Ask anything you want right now!
Most of us would be very tempted to strike a deal with Lucifer himself if we could go racing every weekend. For Tyler McQuarrie, all he had to do was find the right sponsor. He’ll be racing in six different series this year (which is insane and unheard of) and we couldn’t be more jealous.
The fancy Mazda Prototype used to be the diesel-powered weirdo of the series now known as the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, but they had to drop the ability to raise VW owners’ eyebrows for a more conventional powerplant this year. What does the team think of the switch so far? It seems to be working!